Wendy C. Ortiz

California, United States

Member Since: 07/29/2013

Wendy C. Ortiz is the author of Excavation: A Memoir (Future Tense Books, 2014), Hollywood Notebook (Writ Large Press, 2015) and the forthcoming Bruja (CCM, 2016). Her work has been profiled or featured in the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Rumpus, and the National Book Critics Circle Small Press Spotlight blog. Her writing has appeared in such places as The New York Times, Hazlitt, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, The Nervous Breakdown, and a year-long series appeared at McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. Wendy lives in Los Angeles. 

Website: www.wendyortiz.com

Twitter Username: @WendyCOrtiz


  • Excavation: A Memoir , Future Tense Books (July 2014)
  • Hollywood Notebook , Writ Large Press (May 2015)


  • Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts from The Evergreen State College (August 1995)
  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction (minor Poetry) from Antioch University Los Angeles (June 2002)
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles (September 2010)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Poetry